Man dies in County Limerick crash

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleRiver search launched for teenage girlNext articleIsabelle realises her dream admin Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img AN 18-year-old man has died following a road accident in Co Limerick early this morning.The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Listowel Road outside of Abbeyfeale at 4am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is believed the driver of the car lost control and the vehicle hit a wall.The man was taken to Tralee General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The road is currently closed for a technical examination of the scene.Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have travelled on this stretch of road around the time of the crash to contact them at Newcastle West on 069-20650 NewsLocal NewsMan dies in County Limerick crashBy admin – August 25, 2009 640 Facebook Emaillast_img read more

RMBS in 2019

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / RMBS in 2019 The issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) is likely to end 2018 with an increase of 63 percent over 2017, according to an outlook on RMBS released by Kroll Bond Ratings Agency (KBRA).The outlook reviewed and presented updates to issuance volume trends and forecasts, spreads, and collateral performance trends. It also recapped some of the highlights of the 2018 RMBS market and the themes that would shape it over the next year.The report pegged the Q4 RMBS volume in excess of $10 billion, down from a post-crisis high of over $15 billion in the second quarter of the year, “but still well above recent years’ volume.”The report indicated that if the U.S. GDP was to grow at the steady pace it has this year, until July 2019, the year could see “another robust issuance year in 2019.” However, factors such as higher interest rates, home price moderation, and widening spreads that have been experienced by the market in the last few weeks are likely headwinds that might pull down the performance of RMBS next year, the report revealed.”Given the potential downside risks, we aren’t forecasting issuance growth in 2019, but believe issuance will be comparable to 2018 levels,” KBRA said in the outlook.Breaking up RMBS issuances, KBRA said that while each issuance segment grew year over year, the gains were primarily driven by prime transaction issuance, which grew by $10.7 billion, nearly doubling from 2017. Non-prime issuance also added to the gains and was expected to end the year at just under $10 billion. Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) issuance remained mostly flat at around $15 billion, KBRA reported, showing a 5 percent increase over last year.Though Prime issuance doubled in size, nearly 75 percent of the increase was attributable to Prime sub-types which had contributed only 20 percent of 2017’s Prime issuance volume. These sub-types include agency-eligible loans (both investor occupancy and noninvestor occupancy) and expanded prime loans.KBRA projected expanded prime sub-types to have the most upside for issuance volume in 2019. However, the rating agency said that it also expected them to be affected by similar dynamics that have been impacting non-prime issuance.The outlook also expected non-prime issuance to expand modestly in 2019 due to a number of factors that would increase the origination volume and related issuance volume. “In particular, increased attention to the space as compared with the past few years of relatively high coupon lending and tighter spreads have caused originators tofocus on alternative loan product offerings, process, and technology to increase profitability,” KBRA projected. “Positive early performance of Non-Prime loans and a favorable economic environment have also encouraged originators to continue expanding products, increasing loan supply.Click here to read the detailed outlook on RMBS. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Tagged with: Agency Issuance Kroll Bond Rating loans mortgage Non-agency Non-Prime Prime Residential RMBS Securities Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Default Rates for GSE Loans Next: The Housing Market in the Year Ahead The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Agency Issuance Kroll Bond Rating loans mortgage Non-agency Non-Prime Prime Residential RMBS Securities 2018-12-03 Radhika Ojha December 3, 2018 3,163 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojhacenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post RMBS in 2019 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Venezuela seizes 2.6 Tons of Cocaine Destined for Honduras

first_img Reverol added that so far this year, the authorities have seized 19,706 kilos of drugs, “six tons more” than the amount registered through April of last year. On the other hand, the head of the National Anti-Drug Office, Néstor Reverol, reported that two Venezuelans were arrested during the operation: an employee of the customs agency which processed the load, and the manager of the company that requested the shipment. “In Maracaibo, after intelligence efforts, we were able to deal a striking blow against international drug trafficking with the seizure of 2,694 kilos of cocaine,” Rodríguez said to state-run TV station VTV from the port of Zulia. “According to the information we have so far, it is presumed that the cargo was bound for Central America, specifically Honduras,” he added. Venezuelan authorities seized 2.6 tons of cocaine in Zulia state on April 25, which were intended to be sent to Honduras, the Minister of Interior and Justice Miguel Rodríguez reported. center_img By Dialogo April 29, 2013 Venezuela has been identified by the United Nations as a country free of illicit crops, although it is considered an important transit point to major consumer markets. In 2012, the local authorities seized 45 tons of drugs, half of which were cocaine shipments, according to official figures.last_img read more

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah passes Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers to become England U21’s record goalscorer

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah broke Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers’ England record (Picture: BT Sport)Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah says it is a ‘dream come true’ after he passed Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers to become England U21’s leading goalscorer.Nketiah missed an 84th-minute penalty before coolly chipping in a record 14th goal at this level four minutes later as England beat Turkey 2-1 on Tuesday night.The victory saw England book their place at next year’s U21 European Championships.Nketiah, 21, said: ‘It is an amazing feeling. To get the record and be alongside those names and players is a dream come true.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a proud moment for me and my family. Hopefully I can add to that total as well.’AdvertisementAdvertisementEngland U21 manager, Aidy Boothroyd, added to BT Sport: ‘Eddie Nketiah is in esteemed company with Alan Shearer. Nketiah helped England beat Turkey 2-1 (Picture: Getty)‘He is a terrific player and I genuinely think if he can have the career Alan has had he will have done really well!’England took the lead at Molineux through Huseyin Turkmen’s own goal, which was deflected from Ryan Sessegnon’s cross.Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale impressed for England, keeping out Halil Dervisoglu’s penalty, but the Turkey striker netted a consolation late on.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOn England’s performance, Boothroyd said: ‘I am pleased we have qualified but we as a group can do better than what we showed.‘I thought tonight we didn’t show the football we are used to seeing on a regular basis. There were snippets of it, but you have to give credit to the opponents.‘In terms of tinkering I have a really good idea of the core of the squad. November (final qualifying games) is a key time for us to get the lads together and make sure we are even better in our preparation and even better in our performances and finish qualifying on a high.’ Louis SealeyTuesday 13 Oct 2020 10:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link26.4kShares Commentcenter_img Aidy Boothroyd’s side have booked their place at the U21 European Championships (Picture: Getty)The group stages of the U21 European Championships will take place in March and the knockout stage will be played from May 31 to June 6.Nketiah has made 43 appearances for Arsenal’s first-team, featuring in all four of the Gunners’ Premier League matches so far this season.Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side face Manchester City this weekend.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Thomas Partey names five Arsenal legends he loved – including Patrick VieiraMORE: Thomas Partey rates Arsenal’s Premier League title chances under Mikel Arteta Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah passes Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers to become England U21’s record goalscorer Advertisementlast_img read more

Wolf Administration Awards $15 Million in Housing Grants to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder

first_imgAwardeeCounties Served Commission on Economic OpportunityLuzerne Allegheny Department of Human ServicesAllegheny Philadelphia Single County AuthorityPhiladelphia Blair County Community Action ProgramBlair Family Health Council of Central PADauphin The Wright Center for Community HealthLackawanna, Luzerne March 27, 2019 Connect, Inc.Greene, Washington Lawrence County Drug & Alcohol CommissionLawrence Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Human Services (DHS) have awarded $15 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants for a new program to provide case management and housing support services for Pennsylvanians with an opioid use disorder (OUD). The pilot programs will support innovative practices that increase access to support services for individuals with OUD, keep people engaged in treatment and recovery, and help prevent overdose-related deaths.“With these grant announcements we are taking an important step in removing a barrier to recovery and independence for those suffering from opioid use disorder,” Gov. Wolf said. “As we continue to battle this health crisis, being able to address housing as a means to get people into treatment and on the road to recovery is a key component.”First announced in October, the program will direct the $15 million through 16 grant agreements that will assist urban and rural counties throughout the commonwealth. The pilot programs will assist individuals as they become and remain engaged in evidence-based treatment programs and will provide individuals with support services such as pre-tenancy and tenancy education services to maintain stable housing.The counties selected for pilot programs under the request for applications were identified via a formula that equally considered the rate of individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) and rate of overdose-related deaths in a county. The selected grant recipient are: Delaware County Office of Behavioral HealthDelawarecenter_img Fayette County Community Action AgencyFayette Community Counseling Center for Mercer CountyMercer Center for Community ResourcesButler “We know that each individual seeking treatment is just that – an individual,” said DDAP Secretary Jennifer Smith. “They each have different situations and circumstances hindering their recovery. In order to truly combat this crisis, we must build capacity to support individuals by providing necessary, supportive wrap around services like stable housing and case management.”“The conditions in which a person lives play a substantial role in a person’s health. When a person experiences homelessness in addition to a substance use disorder, the lack of a secure home is often a barrier to staying engaged with treatment and recovery, if they are able to access treatment at all,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “These programs will soon assist people with housing access and stability and will help more people stay engaged in treatment and reach recovery.”SAMHSA has distinguished four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. This project aims to support two components of the dimensions – Home and Purpose. By giving an individual a stable, safe place to focus on their recovery, paired with the independence and self-worth that housing provides, an individual’s overall health and wellbeing is greatly improved.Housing instability, combined with unmet basic needs, makes the road to recovery and independence extremely challenging. According to national data, about one in five people experiencing homelessness has a chronic substance use disorder. This aligns with information gathered from Pennsylvania’s 45 state-sponsored OUD Centers of Excellence, a majority of which identify housing as a major barrier for their clients.The grants are made possible by the $55.9 million SAMHSA grant secured to bolster the state’s response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. Additional initiatives included in the grant are focused on expanding services to pregnant women and veterans affected by OUD, developing the treatment and recovery workforce, and strengthening criminal justice and law enforcement initiatives with a focus on reentrant supports.Find more information on the state’s efforts to battle the opioid crisis here. Lehigh Conference on ChurchesLehigh Northern Tier Community Action CorporationCameron Wolf Administration Awards $15 Million in Housing Grants to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug & Alcohol Abuse CommissionMifflin Armstrong County Community Action AgencyArmstrong SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Somali militants effectively declare war on ISIL

first_imgThe threat from militant group ISIL to East Africa has taken a dramatic twist. Somali jihadists Al-Shabab have effectively declared war on the group – calling on its supporters to kill anyone trying to join ISIL’s ranks. Experts say that’s a sign of weakness – and an opportunity for security forces.Not so long ago, for would-be jihadists across Africa and beyond – even to the United States – Al-Shabab was the group to join. It was the most effective of the Al Qaeda affiliates with several brazen attacks to its name but of late Al-Shabab has lost ground to African Union and Somali forces and, in the recruitment stakes, to ISIL which is now the militant franchise of choice. Even some in Al Shabab’s ranks, have switched over.In recent weeks, Al-Shabab defectors – including four commanders – have been killed. And this week, senior leadership called on its members to slit the throats of anyone seeking to join ISIL. Experts say this is a good time, to step up the fight against Al-Shabab. And in recent months, ISIL has established itself in north Africa ,striking in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. It can also count Nigeria’s Boko Haram among its affiliates. East Africa seems a clear target for expansion despite Al-Shabab’s defiance.last_img read more

Red Bull pick up League of Legends team to compete in CS Qualifiers

first_imgRed Bull has gone a step further than team sponsorship, revealing the pickup of a team now to be called “Red Bulls”. The roster, previously going by the name “R.B.” had a successful run in the EU Summer Open CS Qualifiers and thus have secured their slot in the twelve team qualifier for the EU Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. The winner will secure a spot in the EU Challenger Series for the Summer Split.  The roster is comprised of Park “Thai” Kwon-hyuk, Kim “Moojin” Moo-jin, Felix “Magifelix” Bostrom, Tarik “Sedrion” Holz and Raymond “kaSing” Tsang, with British native Raymond Tsang the captain of the roster. The team earned their spot in the CS qualifiers through beating the likes of inFerno eSports, Movistar Riders, Grossbill Esports and ValenciaCF eSports as the League of Legends scene becomes even more stacked with familiar non endemic brands. The qualifiers for the CS feature some established names in esports. Whether it’s Tricked eSport, Team LDLC or the likes of Millenium and Team Kinguin – there’s no shortage of familiar names for Red Bull to conquer should they wish to make it to the Challenger Series Summer Split. The ultimate aim for any League of Legends player is to make it to the LCS – which can only be achieved through the CS. This is but the first step of many should a team wish to make it to the top of the League scene. That said, stauncher tasks will seriously await should a team wish to truly become the world’s best.Over the weekend, League’s Mid Season Invitational came to a conclusion and the result was fairly predictable. Korean juggernaut SK Telecom T1 romped to victory by three games to one against G2 Esports in the grand final. The finals, held out in Brazil, saw a legend of the football game, Ronaldo, who has previously invested in esports, hand out medals to the winning five players. Whether or not the SK Telecom players truly appreciated just who was handing out the medals is debatable but the watching millions certainly did. This is obviously not Red Bull’s first foray into esports. They’ve got a fairly lengthy history with individual player/team sponsorships and are still currently well connected with Dota 2 record-breakers OG. They run their own content portal and an event without either Red Bull or Monster present is obviously just not an esports event these days. Esports Insider says: A team branded Red Bulls is a fairly surprising move given that normally the energy drink brand has tended to be more subtle with their esports advertising and/or branding. There’s a big qualifiers ahead, and it’ll be interesting to see if the roster can make it into the EU CS – the first of many steps to becoming the best.last_img read more